So you've been playing with your phone and messed up the default factory Chinese recovery? This tutorial will get you up and running again so you can reinstall gooapple factory ROMS from this website or  http://rom.gooapple.com/ 

Before you begin backup your SDcard to you PC just in case you accidently wipe it!!
1) use Superoneclick 2.3.3 to Root it 1st. (http://shortfuse.org/?page_id=2)
2) Copy V53GrecoveryWMW.img onto your SDcard root (http://www.4shared.com/file/b9pM3GW5/V53GrecoveryCWM.html)
3) Install Mobile uncle tools (http://www.4shared.com/android/br7_y-gs/m44-toolbox.html) and select "recovery update" in mobileuncle tools app ->V53GrecoveryWMW.img from your SDcard. Phone will reboot into original gooapple Chinese recovery now.
4) At Chinese recovery prompt do the following:
a) click - volume button 4 times to get to SD and click power button to select
b) click - volume button 1 time to get to SD and click power button to select
c) click + volume button X times to get to desired gooapple ROM.zip and click power button to select
d) again - click + volume button X times to get to desired gooapple ROM.zip and click power button to select
e) Chinese words appear... (x3) and after 2mins SD chinese word appears which says completed.
f) click Home button once to return to previous menu
g) click - 2 times to select Data and click power button to select
h) click + button X times to select the only chinese word in the menu and click power button to select. Formatting /data... Formatting /cache... Formatting /sd-ect... Formatting /sdcard/.android_secure... then Chinese word for completed.
i) click the home button, make sure you are on the 1st(top) chinese word in the list and click power button to select. now the phone will reboot for the 1st time of your new ROM. All previous data will have been wiped including installed applications in the IOS/Android menu. However the data on the SDcard will still be there so you can reinstall apk's and access folders and files you have made on it.

Tutorial written by CraigGee 
http://www.myspace.com/craiggee/
 
 
Just received your gooapple and GPS just doesnt want to work? try the following...

Install fasterfix from market: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=825717
Make sure you are rooted (using superone click 2.3.3)-> Install fasterfix -> launch and select Europe (as ur in U.k) from the server list,save. just to confirm it worked-> using Root Explorer, make sure you have a gps.conf file sitting under system/etc after you have run fasterfix as the original gooapple roms put the gps.conf file in the wrong location (system/etc/firmware).
check permissions of gps.conf in root explorer 

Owner=read\write
Group=read
Others=read

Install "GPS Test" from market
Install "GPS Status & Toolbox"

on the phone goto Settings->location services-> turn on Use GPS Satellites & GPS EPO Assistance & A-GPS & Use wireless networks (wireless networks not needed but i do it anyway). Make sure data is enabled aswell to update google maps.

Go into "GPS Status & Toolbox" and reset A-GPS under settings then exit, go back into "GPS Status & Toolbox" and it should download new A-GPS data if not go back into settings and click download. exit.

Go into GPS Test and check you have Sats showing up and bars on the signal graph, bars should move up depending on signal.

If it looks good go into googlemaps and see if it finds your house within 10 meters (not 100 or 1000, as that just means its using cell towers or wifi to locate you. GPS chip should actually lock within a meter or so).

Hope it works for you. as I mentioned earlier my gps does not work at all at the moment. But in theory you should be able to see something in gps test app even without the correct info in gps.conf file, will just take longer to lock.

what are NTP servers?
sometimes there are drift errors and dilution in time precision in the time keeping in GPS receivers. Getting a proper GPS fix all depends on high precision of time keeping. That is why NTP servers are used to correct time errors. Read more about Time Synchronization using NTP here. Yes, using faster or server more local to you will result in a faster TTFF (this is why you can also manually add the NTP servers closer to you from http://www.pool.ntp.org/, but faster fix should still work fine).

this is a simple manual gps.conf file for europe..

NTP_SERVER=europe.pool.ntp.org
XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
INTERMEDIATE_POS=1
C2K_HOST=c2k.pde.com
C2K_PORT=1234
SUPL_HOST=FQDN
SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
SUPL_PORT=7276
SUPL_SECURE_PORT=7275
SUPL_NO_SECURE_PORT=3425
ACCURACY_THRES=5000
CURRENT_CARRIER=common
DEFAULT_USER_PLANE=TRUE
REPORT_POSITION_USE_SUPL_REFLOC=1

and this is a more local gps.conf for NZ.

NTP_SERVER=0.nz.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=1.oceania.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=3.oceania.pool.ntp.org
XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
INTERMEDIATE_POS=1
C2K_HOST=c2k.pde.com
C2K_PORT=1234
SUPL_HOST=FQDN
SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
SUPL_PORT=7276
SUPL_SECURE_PORT=7275
SUPL_NO_SECURE_PORT=3425
ACCURACY_THRES=5000
CURRENT_CARRIER=common
DEFAULT_USER_PLANE=TRUE
REPORT_POSITION_USE_SUPL_REFLOC=1

Tutorial written by CraigGee
http://www.myspace.com/craiggee/
 

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